October Vegetable Spotlight: Mushrooms!

I love mushrooms! I know a lot of people may not like them because they are kind of an odd vegetable. I hope after reading this post you will consider giving them a try! It is important to know what mushrooms are toxic and which ones are safe to eat. The typical types of mushrooms found in the grocery store include shiitake, portobello, crimini, white mushrooms, oyster, enoki, beech, and maitake (Goldman, 2017).

Different fresh wild mushrooms in bowl on black background, flat lay

Mushrooms have many nutritional benefits! Mushrooms have antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin B, copper and potassium (Goldman, 2017). I started eating mushrooms more when I was doing the Keto diet and this was one of the foods I ate in order to avoid the imbalance of potassium. It worked really well for me. This is a nutritious vegetable to add into your diet!

Flat lay composition with fresh wild mushrooms on light grey table, space for text

There are a variety of ways that I enjoy cooking mushrooms. I’ve roasted them in the oven with seasonings and other vegetables like asparagus, bell peppers, and green beans. I’ve also cooked them on the stove top and sautéed them with avocado oil and various seasonings as a side dish. What I did this week was cooked them in the air fryer! They turned out really well! Again, I’m no cooking expert, but here is what I did if you want to give it a try!


  • 2 Cartons of Mushrooms
  • Avocado Oil
  • Seasonings that you like, I used Himalayan Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Salt
  • Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce


  1. Rinse mushrooms with cold water
  2. Chop mushrooms into desired size. I chopped each mushroom into fours.
  3. Put the mushrooms in a bowl and toss with avocado oil, Himalayan salt, pepper, and garlic salt.
  4. Put mushrooms in air fryer for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  5. Check on the mushrooms periodically to see if they need to be stirred.
  6. When there is about 5 minutes left add liquid aminos or soy sauce.
  7. When it’s done, enjoy! I ate mine over brown rice with chicken!


Goldman, R. (2017). Reviewed by Natalie Butler. “Are Mushrooms Good for You?” Are Mushrooms Good for You? (healthline.com)

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